It is an exciting time for me professionally. I am privileged to part of the startup of several (at least 7!) makerspaces in the Greensboro/Winston-Salem, NC area. My role is to help educators find ways to integrate maker-based tools into their daily instruction. With summer break fast approaching, we are pre-planning, ordering, and developing habits-of-mind that will be beneficial to the implementation of the makerspaces when students return in the Fall. The process of how these spaces are developing is fascinating (to me, at least). Some schools are still unsure how the space will fit into their existing systems, while others see a defined role for their space. Educators are experiencing many of the same feelings their students will experience when introduced to maker-based education - or maybe not. What I find so interesting is how educators approach new (or revised) models of learning. They naturally are curious about how makerspaces will change learning, teaching, and ultimately student success. Will it just be another "thing" they have to do with their students? Will a makerspace fit into my curriculum? How much time will it take - will I have enough time to use these tools with my students AND teach my required curriculum? These concerns are real. My emphasis has been looking at these thoughts as part of a change in mindset. How do we re-design existing forms of teaching to place the learning into the hands of the students? An educator's role is not to teach, rather it is to design rich learning experiences for our students and be a resource for them when they have questions/comments/concerns/insights/disagreements. Letting go of the idea that we know everything the students need to know is at best dated, and at worst, the reason many of our students are falling behind. Maker-based tools, makerspaces, and making are not THE answer. They are simply constructs we can use to help students discover their natural abilities, talents, and ambitions. Again, it is exciting to be on this journey with these educators and I am excited to see what we can learn from our students. In short, Gary Stager has said it best "Schools have a responsibility to expose kids to things they don't yet know they love".